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5 Wonderful Health Benefits of Walking Everyday

How to remain fit and healthy in today’s fast pace life? Can it be possible to remain active whole day? Is there any way of removing excess fat from the body? Well, the answer is very simple. WALKING.  Walking every day is one of the best exercises. From losing weight to reducing the risk of diseases, walking is the best remedy for all of them.

These are common things that everybody knows, what are other benefits?  let's check them out too.

1. Energises your heart

Energises your heart
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Your heart will remain young and disease free if you walk every day,  as it is a great cardio exercise which helps in lowering levels of LDL(low-density lipoproteins) bad cholesterol and increases levels of HDL i.e high-density lipoproteins. It would be great if one goes for half and hour walk every day but if that’s not possible then 30-min brisk walk is more than enough. As did 30 min of brisk can help in the prevention of strokes, can control high blood pressure by 27 percent. So put your shoes and start walking.

2. Gives you confidence for flaunting your legs

Give you confidence for flaunting your legs
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Everyone loves toned legs whether men or women. And yes you can achieve that just by doing one simple thing. WALKING. Luis Navarro who is MD, founder, and director of The Vein Treatment Center, New York says that venous system of our body includes a circulatory section which is known as the second heart, formed by muscles, veins, and valves located in our calf and foot area. So if you have a habit of walking every day this will strengthen the secondary circulatory system and shall also boost healthy blood flow. Not only this but if someone had already suffered from varicose veins, then walking every day can help ease related swelling and restlessness in your legs.

3. Helps in losing weight

Helps in losing weight
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Do you still miss your old jeans? Are you still in love with your fitted jeans but just can’t wear it because of increased weight? Stop being melodramatic and start walking. Walking helps in losing weight and as you start doing it regularly you will observe that pants begin to fit more loosely around your midsection. The reason is, regular walking improve your body’s response towards insulin which results in reducing belly fat. Daily walking improves the rate of metabolism by melting extra calories without doing any damage to the muscle.

4. Boosts Vitamin D

Boosts Vitamin D
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Vitamin D is very essential for our body, as it absorbs calcium and promotes bone growth. Vitamin D can lower the risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, weight gain etc. so if someone is suffering from vitamin D deficiency then he/she should develop the habit of walking every day, as it can be absorbed only through sunlight.

5. Boosts Mood

Boosts Mood
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Exercise boosts your mood. Studies have shown that brisk walk is just as effective as antidepressants in mild to moderate cases of depression, releasing feel-good endorphins while reducing stress and anxiety. For better mental health, walking’s is a must. If you are feeling little low, depressed, don’t even think of having pills. Just go and take 5 mins walk. You will be fine.

Nowadays people are adopting new ways of exercising by joining a gym instead of doing it naturally People are fine with running on the treadmill but they don’t want to run without a  treadmill. It's always great  to adopt new things but we should not forget that “old is gold”.

Written by
Ayushi Sharma

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